Green Economy


Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canadians are rightly concerned about the daunting environmental challenges that threaten our long-term health and prosperity.

What Kind of Economic Recovery do Canadians Want?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread anxiety and concern for Canadians across the country. As they look ahead to the economic recovery, most are looking for a bold and ambitious...

A Green Entrepreneurial State as Solution to Climate Federalism - Broadbent Institute

This paper, authored by Broadbent Institute fellow Brendan Haley, argues that Canada should look beyond “market-based” climate strategies to resolve climate federalist challenges. A policy mix more targeted towards specific...

CLC green jobs report maps out green industrial transformation

In this submission to the federal government's consultations on climate change, the Canadian Labour Congress makes 10 recommendations that will lower Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate a green industrial transformation....

The Economic Benefits of Public Infrastructure Spending in British Columbia

British Columbia's infrastructure deficit is real. So too are the economic benefits to a robust public infrastructure spending program. In new research undertaken by statistician Robin Somerville at the Centre for Spatial Economics,...

Courageous Bets and Equitable Returns

Inspired by the work of Marianna Mazzucato, author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and R.M Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex,...

The Economic Benefits of Public Infrastructure Spending in Canada

The country's infrastructure deficit is real -- and the significant economic benefits of a national public infrastructure spending program in Canada are also real. Read the independent report, prepared by...

Climate, Health and Alberta's Coal-Fired Power Plants

In this submission to the Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel, health and environmental policy expert John Wellner examines the cumulative health impacts of air pollution and the province's coal-fired electricity...

Step Change - Federal Policy Toward a Low-Carbon Canada

This Mowat Centre-Broadbent Institute joint report outlines seven policy ideas in addition to carbon-pricing to help the federal government steer Canada toward a low-carbon economy.